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The Golden Deer's Plea

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The Golden Deer's Plea

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Mural used to introduce The Golden Deer's Plea.

Previous chapter(s)

The King's Triumphant Return

Next chapter(s)

The Impregnable Fortress

They'll come. You can count on it. If anyone can bring him back, it's Teach. Teach will talk, and he'll listen. But more than anything, I've seen their skill and abilities... I believe in them.
— Claude

The Golden Deer's Plea (Japanese: 金鹿の願い Golden Deer's wish) is the nineteenth chapter of Fire Emblem: Three Houses in the Azure Moon route.


Main article: The Golden Deer's Plea/Script

Dimitri reveals that Adrestian forces commanded by Lord Arundel have launched a full invasion of Leicester to take advantage of the damage caused in the Battle at Gronder. He speculates that Arundel may have been involved in the Tragedy of Duscur. Between the logistical problems of abandoning Leicester and the moral problems of leaving a friend to dry, Dimitri elects to reinforce Claude at the Alliance capital of Derdriu. At the end of the month, the Faerghus army marches to Leicester. Meanwhile, in Derdriu, despite his subordinates' concerns that Dimitri might abandon them, Claude maintains that the Kingdom will come to their aid; his faith proves well-founded when Kingdom reinforcements arrive. Dimitri deduces that Claude baited the Imperials into overextending themselves so that he could crush them in a pincer attack.

Dimitri takes advantage of the opening Claude gave him to wipe out the Imperial forces and mortally wound Arundel. He demands answers regarding the Tragedy, but Arundel remains tight-lipped and only expresses the hope that he and Edelgard kill each other off before expiring. Claude reunites with Byleth and Dimitri and reveals that he had to send his request for aid before Dimitri even took Fhirdiad in order for reinforcements to arrive on time. He unexpectedly gifts Dimitri his Relic bow Failnaught and reveals that he has disbanded the Alliance and ceded his right to govern its territories to Dimitri. Claude further reveals that he intends to depart Fódlan to pursue his own dreams. He finally reveals that Rhea is being held captive in Enbarr. Afterwards, Dimitri recounts his family history with Edelgard to the former Blue Lions. He resolves to try parleying with Edelgard in the hopes of bringing a peaceful end to the war before more lives are lost.

Meanwhile, in Enbarr, Hubert reports Arundel's demise to Edelgard; neither of them mourn him. Edelgard orders Imperial troops to fall back to Arianrhod in the west and Merceus in the east, assigning the Death Knight to guard the latter. Hubert expresses his concerns about Edelgard's planned final trump card, but is dismissed.

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Character data

New units


Available characters
Byleth f 02 ​Dimitri 02 ​Felix 02 ​Ashe 02 ​Sylvain 02 ​Mercedes 02 ​Annette 02 ​Ingrid 02 ​Ferdinand 02 ​Linhardt 02 ​Caspar 02 ​Bernadetta 02 ​Dorothea 02 ​Petra 02 ​Raphael 02 ​Ignatz 02 ​Lysithea 02 ​Marianne 02 ​Hilda 02 ​Leonie 02 ​Yuri 02 ​Balthus 02 ​Constance 03 ​Hapi 02 ​Anna ​Catherine ​Shamir ​Cyril 02 ​Flayn ​Hanneman ​Manuela ​Alois ​Seteth ​Gilbert ​Dedue 02 ​Lorenz 02 ​

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 brawling.png Silver Gauntlets+ Tournament prize
Is ns01 potion.png Concoction Dropped by enemy Mortal Savant in Saving Derdriu
Is ns01 shield.png Aurora Shield Dropped by enemy Pegasus Knight in Saving Derdriu
Is ns01 axe.png Axe of Zoltan Dropped by enemy Paladin in Saving Derdriu
Is ns01 bow.png Magic Bow Dropped by enemy Paladin in Saving Derdriu
Is ns01 stat booster.png Giant Shell Automatically at the end of Saving Derdriu if Hilda and Judith survive
Is ns01 stat booster.png Goddess Icon Automatically at the end of Saving Derdriu if Hilda and Judith survive
Is ns01 bow relic.png Failnaught Automatically at the end of Saving Derdriu


Main article: The Golden Deer's Plea/Saving Derdriu

This is the last month the paralogue The Face Beneath can be done, so get working on it if it's available and hasn't been done.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes

The Golden Deer's Plea




Golden Deer's wish


La súplica del Ciervo Dorado

The Golden Deer's plea


La supplique du Cerf d'or

The petition of the Golden Deer


Die Bitte des Goldenen Hirsches

The Request of the Golden Deer


La richiesta del Cervo Dorato

The request of the Golden Deer


금사슴의 소원

The golden deer's wish

Simplified Chinese


The golden deer's request

Traditional Chinese


The golden deer's request


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← The King's Triumphant Return • The Golden Deer's Plea • The Impregnable Fortress →
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnnaDLCBylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritzaManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen WolvesDLC BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
Non-playable characters AbysskeeperDLCDuke AegirFlecheGatekeeperDuke GerthIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaNaderRandolphRheaRodrigueSothis
Bosses AcheronAelfricDLCAloisLord ArundelBiasBlaiddydCasparCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDedueDeath KnightDimitriDominicBaron DominicEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertIngridThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLinhardtLonatoLorenzMercedesMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisBaron OchsDLCOdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSetethShamirSolonSylvainThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
Background characters Lord ArundelCount BergliezCorneliaMargrave GautierGlennCount GloucesterCount HevringHolstLambertMonicaPatriciaRufusSeirosSitriTomasTianaCount Varley
Personal weapons and regalia Aegis ShieldAreadbharAsclepiusAthameAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBlutgangCaduceus StaffCirce StaffCrusherFailnaughtFetters of DromiFreikugelThe InexhaustibleLance of RuinLúinOchain ShieldRafail GemScythe of SarielSeiros ShieldSpear of AssalSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorTathlum BowThunderbrandThyrsusVajra-Mushti
Chapters Part I
White Clouds
P: An Inevitable Encounter • 1: Three Houses • 2: Familiar Scenery • 3: Mutiny in the Mist • 4: The Goddess's Rite of Rebirth • 5: Tower of Black Winds • 6: Rumors of a Reaper • 7: Field of the Eagle and Lion • 8: The Flame in the Darkness • 9: The Cause of Sorrow • 10: Where the Goddess Dwells • 11: Throne of Knowledge • 12: To War Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden Deer / Outset of a Power Struggle Black Eagles, if Byleth sides with Edelgard
Part II Silver Snow
Silver Snow
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: A King Without a Kingdom • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: The Impregnable Fortress • 18: The Chaos of War • 19: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 20: The City Without Light • 21: Following a Dream
Azure Moon
Azure Moon
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Delusional Prince • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The King's Triumphant Return • 19: The Golden Deer's Plea • 20: The Impregnable Fortress • 21: Our Chosen Paths • 22: Oath of the Dagger
Verdant Wind
Verdant Wind
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Alliance Leader's Ambitions • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The Golden Scheme • 19: The Chaos of War • 20: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 21: The City Without Light • 22: Fódlan's New Dawn
Crimson Flower
Crimson Flower
13: Beyond Escape • 14: The Master Tactician • 15: Tempest of Swords and Shields • 16: Lady of Deceit • 17: Field of Revenge • 18: To the End of a Dream
Paralogues Paralogues Part I Black Market SchemeDLCA Cursed RelicDLCDeath TollDividing the World Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden DeerFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerAn Ocean ViewOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret MerchantDLC Blue LionsGolden DeerSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak Blue Lions
Part II Darkness Beneath the Earth Crimson FlowerDividing the World Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindEternal Guardian Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Face Beneath Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountable Crimson FlowerLegend of the LakeRetribution Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Secret MerchantDLC Crimson FlowerThe Silver Maiden Azure MoonThe Sleeping Sand Legend Verdant WindWeathervanes of Fódlan Azure Moon
Cindered Shadows
Cindered Shadows
1: The Fourth House • 2: What Lies Beneath • 3: The Rite of Rising • 4: Danger in the Dark • 5: Betrayal • 6: Return to Me • 7: Wolf Pack
Locations FódlanAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach Monastery (Abyss) • LeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSrengZahras
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack Eagles (Black Eagle Strike Force) • Blue LionsChildren of the GoddessChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerHeroes' RelicsInsurrection of the SevenMonstersThose who slither in the darkTragedy of DuscurWar of Heroes
Lists AbilitiesChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden treasureItems (Monastery items) • QuestsScriptsSupportsWeapons
Related topics Music LibraryName chart • Other games (Warriors: Three Hopes) • Pre-release informationUnused contentDownloadable contentClass mastery